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Contributed photo courtesy of David Oakes, Senate photographer Members of the Douglas County Honor Guard participated in Law Enforcement Memorial Day observances in St. Paul Saturday. They included (front to back) Paul Trautman, Art Vinson, Kevin Wiseman and Ron Boyden. The memorial behind them reads, "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God."

Life & Sacrifice: Fallen deputy honored at State Capitol

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The life of a Douglas County sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty nearly 32 years ago was remembered on Saturday, May 15.


As part of Law Enforcement Memorial Day, Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen of Alexandria addressed the Minnesota Senate about the life and death of Curt Felt.

Felt was shot and killed on June 29, 1978 while transporting a prisoner from the Douglas County Courthouse.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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